[IRTalk] Home - Sci-Hub - ULibraries Subject Guides at University of Utah

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 15:45:51 SAST 2016

Sci-Hub is a search engine that works in concert with a repository called
Library Genesis (LibGen) to give researchers access to a cache of articles
taken illegally from scientific journals. Currently the repository holds
roughly 47 million articles. In addition to drawing on the LibGen
repository, Sci-Hub also uses the login credentials of university employees
to bypass institutional authentication barriers and access journal content
to which the university has licensed access. When it accesses an article in
this manner, Sci-Hub sends a copy of the article to the requesting party
and also deposits a copy of the article in LibGen for future use by others.


*​Formal recognition for Sci-Hub!​*
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